The release of new Maybelline Colour Tattoos always gets me excited. These are by far my favourite cream eyeshadows, and I own far too many of them, however I cannot resist new collections when they are released. So when I saw the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather versions, I knew I had to pick a few up to try out.
I picked up the shades Creamy Beige, Vintage Plum, Chocolate Suede and Dramatic Black (I couldn’t resist, they were on sale :P). Of all the variations of the Colour Tattoo’s, this release is my favourite to date. The shades are great neutral shades that are quite pigmented, so you need very little product to cover your whole eyelid. The texture of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather is slightly different than their permanent line. The best description that I can come up with is that they have a more matte texture than the permanent versions, and feel a little drier. I actually find that this texture makes them easier to blend out.
I’m loving the shades for this release, they are all such great neutral shades. Of the 4 I picked up, 3 are completely matte with no shimmer, while Chocolate Suede seems to have a slight bit of shimmer, however still has the same matte texture as the others. Of the 4, Creamy Beige has become my everyday eyeshadow base colour. It’s the perfect neutral that adds a little colour, without being too much. Once I brought it home, I realized it’s quite similar to MAC’s Groundwork paint pot, which is a long time favourite of mine. I think the most exciting of these 4 though, is the Dramatic Black shade. It’s finally the creamy black shade I’ve been waiting for. Maybelline previously released a black shade with the Metal collection in the spring, however it had full on glitter and quickly made it to my disappointing products pile. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather in Dramatic Black is everything that I want in a black cream shadow. Depending on how heavy an application, it can be used for a light smokey look, or a very dark dramatic look (hence the name). It’s basically a smokey eye in a pot.
The Maybelline Colour Tattoos Leathers have fast become favourites of mine. By far the best part in my opinion is the lack of shimmer, they’re just great creamy matte shades that can be used alone or as a base. I would highly suggest swatching them if you get the opportunity.
Have you tried the new Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leathers?
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